Supporting PCI

Comdata takes part in standard-setting

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Comdata Corp., provider of the Smart Solutions suite of point-of-sale systems for travel plazas and convenience stores, announced its support of the PCI Security Standards Council. As a participating organization, Comdata works with the council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

"The PCI Security Standards Council is a driving force for payment policy, and they share our commitment to providing the highest standards of data security for our customers," the company said in a statement.

The [image-nocss] PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment-card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity.

As a participating organization, Comdata has access to the latest payment-card security standards from the council, is able to provide feedback on the standards and is part of a growing community that includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against data criminals. By serving as a participating organization, Comdata is adding its voice to the process.

"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards-setting process, Comdata demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

"Data protection is critical to Comdata, and we are honored to be an active participant in shaping the standards that will ensure safe business practices," said Joseph Daly, executive vice president of operations for Comdata. "The PCI Security Standards Council is a driving force for payment policy, and they share our commitment to providing the highest standards of data security for our customers."

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

Comdata Corp., Brentwood, Tenn., is a provider of truck stop and convenience store point-of-sale (POS) systems and a business-to-business provider of innovative electronic payment solutions.